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“Hands-on” Workshop on Historical, Philosophical, and Interdisciplinary Writing & Publishing

Mar 15, 2017

Date:

MONDAY July 17, 2017, at the ISHPSSB 2017 meeting in Sao Paolo

15:30-17:00 ORGANIZED SESSIONS DIVERSE FORMAT

Discussants / Speakers:

Gregory Radick (Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences)

Michael Dietrich (Journal of the History of Biology)

Staffan Mueller-Wille (History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences)

Chair: Isabella Sarto-Jackson (Biological Theory)

Organizer: ISHPSSB Education Committee

Aim:

The aim of this workshop is to familiarize PhD students and young scholars with the requirements for publishing in an academic journal. Participants should receive information about the reviewing and publishing process.

Firstly, young scholars should get acquainted with the idea that publishing their work is an eminent part of communicating their ideas. Secondly, information conveyed in this workshop should encourage young historians and philosophers to deal early in their career with the subject of how to get their work published and installing an appropriate workflow for publishing their work. Thirdly, tips and recommendations from the editors should help to reduce putative threshold fear of submitting one´s work.

Workshop participants are invited to send paper excerpts (abstract & maximum of 3 pages of their paper) via email to publicationworkshop@kli.ac.at for the plenary discussion. Papers sent should be either in a final stage (ready for submission to a journal) or have already been submitted and rejected (all documents can be sent anonymously).

Date:

MONDAY July 17, 2017, at the ISHPSSB 2017 meeting in Sao Paolo

15:30-17:00 – Parallel sessions 3, ORGANIZED SESSIONS DIVERSE FORMAT

Format:

90 minutes workshop open to all participants of the ISHPSSB 2017 meeting, especially targeted at PhD students and early Post-docs.

Panel: about 45 min

Plenary (“hands-on” part for the audience): about 45 min following the panel

Topic:

a. Panel:

- Introduction to the journal by the EiC

- The reviewing process

-- How are reviewers chosen

-- Open versus single versus double blind reviews

-- Acceptance/rejection rates

-- Reasons for rejection

-- From submission to publication: duration, pitfalls, etc.

- Tips for authors:

-- How to select the appropriate journal for your paper

-- Differences between writing for philosophical or biological readers

-- How to deal with rejections

b. Plenary (“hands-on” part):

- Workshop participants will be invited to send paper excerpts via email to the ISHPSSB education committee (publicationworkshop@kli.ac.at); papers that can be sent should be either in a final stage (ready for submission to a journal) or have already been submitted and rejected

- the authors of the paper excerpts may remain anonymous

- all invited editors of the workshop will have access to the submitted paper excerpts

- paper excerpts will be discussed in the plenary; editors will give recommendations to the authors